"'Manitoshaw! Manitoshaw! I am here!'
She at once recognized, the voice and found it to be Nawakeewee, who told a strange story. That morning a canoe had crossed the Wanagiska carrying two men. They were Sioux. The old grandmother had seen them coming, and to de- ceive them she at once pulled down her temporary wigwam, and drove the ponies off toward home. Then she hid herself in the bushes near by, for she knew that Manitoshaw must return there.
"'Come, my granddaughter, we must hasten home by another way,' cried the old woman.
"But the maiden said, 'No, let us go first to my two moose that I killed this morning and take some meat with us.'
"'No, no, my child; the Sioux are cruel. They have killed many of our people. If we stay here they will find us. I fear, I fear them, Manitoshaw!'
"At last the brave maid convinced her grand- mother, and the more easily as she too was hun- gry for meat. They went to where the big game lay among the bushes, and began to dress the moose."
"I think, if I were they, I would hide all day. I would wait until the Sioux had gone; then I would go back to my moose," I interrupted for the third time.
"I will finish the story first; then you may tell us what you would do," said my uncle reprov- ingly.